Thu.Jan 23, 2020

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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What cold chain logistics services do 3PLs provide for candy products?

West Coast and California Logistics

Candy products come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but share many of the same needs from a logistics standpoint. They all need to be carefully handled throughout the supply chain so that they reach customers exactly as intended.

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Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Is your supply chain at a crossroads? Customers want next-day or same-day shipments, IT departments are overextended, and your transportation management system (TMS) has become unmanageable. If your company is among the estimated 60 percent of organizations that have yet to adopt a TMS, or has an older application — or worse, “systems” that are. Read more Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management.

The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed

Cerasis

Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

US Production Execs Support Increased Tariffs Despite the Risks of Recession

Logistics Viewpoints

When you read business magazines, it is easy to get the impression that business executives are overwhelmingly opposed to increasing tariffs. When it comes to US manufacturing executives, that is not true.

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What To Do With All of This Data? Robinson Labs Has the Solution

CH Robinson Logistics

One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.”

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Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

United World Transporation

Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

3 Ways LTL Carriers Can Rebalance Their Network and Achieve Procurement Savings

Coyote

Coyote Logistics explains three ways LTL carriers can rebalance their network and achieve procurement savings

Carriers: Work with Bulk Freight Brokers to Secure Backhaul Trucking

Bulk Connection

As important as backhaul trucking is to carriers, it can still sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Or, backhauls may simply be hard to come by within your lanes. No matter what the reason is, bulk freight brokers are here to help. Bulk Transportation Freight Brokerage

15 Ways to Reduce Costs for Oversized and Heavy Freight Shipping

I.C.E. Transport

For global shippers of oversized (e.g., machinery, construction equipment) and heavy freight (e.g., stone, tile, metal, forgings, castings and even bottled water), keeping freight costs low requires added expertise and, sometimes, a little creativity.

Partnership between SEKO Logistics and AGWorld will focus on U.S.-China cross-border logistics

Logistics Management

The objective of this partnership, according to SEKO, is to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers that do business between Asia and the United States, in light of global trade disputes accelerating demand for what it called broader geographic supply solutions

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

WorkWave Launches SalesPro to Empower Businesses to Generate More Sales, More Efficiently

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. Holmdel, NJ – January 23, 2020 – WorkWave ® , a provider of cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s lifecycle, today announces the launch of SalesPro, an intuitive, cloud-based sales proposal creation solution integrated into WorkWave’s ServMan software platform designed to shorten the sales cycle, increase sales conversions, and deliver a superior customer experience.

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Going Green: Sustainability in Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

More than ever, companies are realizing the importance of making sustainability a priority in their supply chains—this is how they’re making that transition. . Sustainability is quickly becoming a necessity rather than a choice. This isn’t only for regulatory reasons, though avoiding fines and penalties certainly is important to companies.

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Fixing Our Country's Crumbling Infrastructure

LandLink

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BGSA’s Ben Gordon provides insight on BG Supply Chain 2020 and state of logistics M&A

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Ben Gordon, Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital, an investor in niche supply chain leaders and also Managing Partner of BGSA Holdings, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm focused on the transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology sector, about this week’s conference and the current state of supply chain and logistics M&A activity

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Memories: An Overdrive model, splurging on ice cream and a forgotten profile of founding firebrand Mike Parkhurst

Overdrive Online

The grandson of the "first trucking boss" of Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst recalls a humorous incident from the 1970s -- and a signed Esquire profile of Parkhurst written by late novelist and journalist Harry Crews, among other recollections. Featured Slider Uncategorized Bryan Baker history Mike Parkhurst Smokey and the Bandit terri baker-helton

Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay

MercuryGate

Shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously strive to find the best way to increase profitability and reduce overhead freight and transportation management expenses. Supply chain leaders leverage transportation automation technology to achieve these goals. Some shippers continue to conduct manual, repetitive processes, despite the capabilities and benefits of automation features within a transportation management […]. The post Burden or Benefit?

4 Ways to Prepare Your Pest Control Company for Busy Season

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. The pest control business tends to ebb and flow with the seasons, and many pest control companies experience a relative lull during the winter months. Before you know it, though, things will be ramping up for another busy pest control season. Taking advantage of the calm before the storm can be key to meeting your business objectives this year. So, what should you be focused on as you get ready for another great season?

Take Control of Your Freight Claim Process Webinar

MercuryGate

The post Take Control of Your Freight Claim Process Webinar appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Webinars

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line. Check out how to protect shipments from freezing temperatures below. What Are Freeze Protection Services? Freeze protection services , or protect from freeze services, protect cold-sensitive shipments from exposure to freezing temperatures during transit.

Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay

MercuryGate

The post Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Blog Posts

Why professional development matters in procurement

247 Customs Broker

I was an arrogant know-it-all, working for an arrogant company and attending a professional development seminar with a handful of arrogant colleagues. As the lawyer… The post Why professional development matters in procurement appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

All-in-One Labelling Provider TSC Auto ID at LogiMAT

Logistics Business Magazine

TSC Auto ID will present itself as an all-in-one provider for labelling systems at LogiMAT in March. The company’s focus (Hall 6, D11) will include the latest generation of industrial high-performance barcode label printers as well as reliable mobile printer series and consumables.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.